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May , 2015
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Cleaning the Ganga: One more action plan

Source: Hindustan Times, Date: May , 2015

The central government’s appeal to companies, spiritual organisations and rich Indians abroad to partake of the cleaning up of the Ganga, the river that is the life giver for the largest number of Indians, is appreciable.In his budget speech this year, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley had proposed that donations other than contributions under corporate social responsibility to the Clean Ganga Fund by resident Indians shall be eligible for 100% deduction. This arrangement has to be taken to the next level by getting companies to involve themselves in project work.

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